Brett is a Client Portfolio Manager at WCM Investment Management, a focused global equity investment firm in Laguna Beach, CA. As a non-voting participant in the Investment Strategy Groups for WCM’s global growth strategies, Brett is responsible for communicating the firm’s investment decisions and strategies while servicing business relationships with investment consultants, endowments/foundations, family offices and other institutions.
Prior to joining WCM in 2016, Brett spent seven years at Carpenter & Company, most recently serving as EVP and Chief Operating Officer for the firm and as Principal for the Carpenter Community Bancfund, a private equity fund focused on the banking industry.
Prior to joining Carpenter, Mr. Lawrence served nearly six years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. His service included sea tours on the USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47) and the USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG-60), where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism. Following his sea tours, he was selected to serve as the Flag Aide to the Commander Navy Region Hawaii and Commander Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.